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reasons to be helpful and supportive. simple things you can control. the reason i focus on the is you can control what's happening in your body. you can change the world outside of it. that's the mantra we need in the new year. >> how much is mental in the end? >> you look at the root cause of the problems we face, it starts up there. you want to start with small actionable steps and the is a good place to do it. if you realize the sacredness and you realize what we have and you treasure it. it allows you too realize this is what the action is. it is very core. it's not about competing in the journey of life, but taking a time out and realizing the wisdom of whatever we were handed is. >> this is the power of my own discipline and mental strength. six weeks you are coming back and those numbers are coming down. thank you very much.
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that's all for tonight. good night. . we begin with a story that is hard to believe. nearly one month to the day after the horrific shootings in connecticut, we expose a number of people who claim the shootings were staged. there always experience theorist who is come up without rageuous claims and normally we wouldn't dignify them with air time. they are sickening to those who are crying and consoling and burying family members and trying to figure out how to restart their lives if that's possible. normally we wouldn't mention the theories. at least one of the people who is pedalling at least one version say tenured professor at
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florida atlantic university that gets taxpayer money. his name is james tracy. this is what he looks like. james tracy is his name. he claims the shooting did not happen as report and may not have happened at all. here's what he wrote on his blog. one is left to inquire whether the sandy hook shooting ever took place. at least in the way law enforcement authorities and the nation's news media described. tracy makes the case that news organizations and the government may have worked together to dupe you, the public, in order to gain support for gun control laws. he even is suggesting that the government may have hired trained crisis actors to aid in this. trained crisis actors. he is not convinced that the parents whose children were killed are really who they say they are. in his blog, tracy again a professor, suggests they may have been trained actors working under the direction of state and federal authorities and in
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coordination with cable and broadcast network talent to provide tailor-made crisis acting. tracy evan cites crisis actors that provides actors to use in safety drills and the like. apparently that is supposed to bolster his case. there is such a company and they are appalled by his comments. in a statement they said we are outraged by tracy's deliberate promotion of rumor and inwento to link crisis actors to the shootings. we do not engage our actors in real world events and none of the performances can be a real world event. when a local reporter asked him about this outrage, his theories might trigger. here's what he said. >> you had 20 families that were mourning that buried children. are you concerned about that at all? >> well, i think the entire country mourned about sandy hook. yet once again the investigation
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that journalistic institution should have carried out never took place as far as i'm concerned. i think that we need to as a society look at things more carefully. perhaps we as a society have been conditioned to be duped. >> i don't know what that means. what he is saying. what the words coming out of his mouth means. to suggest that the reporters didn't work to find out what happened on the ground is beyond crazy. everybody asked questions. that's what we do. journalism is not a perfect science, but to suggest it means that the shootings didn't happen and the children were not kill and the families didn't and are not still suffering is beyond comprehension and deeply offensive to many. as we said, tracy is not the only one spinning experience theories on you tube and online. i don't want to give them traffic so i won't use their names, but they claim emilie parker killed in sandy hook
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didn't actual lie die. they point to address the dress she was wearing before the shooting is the same dress that emily's sister wore when president obama met with victims's families. so the people online, these experience theorists are saying that's actually emilie on president obama's lap. it's a sickening claim. another on another website that i won't name either, they use an interview that noah posner's mother did to make its point. here's the interview before i tell you the theory, watch the conversation i had with her first. >> how are you holding up? >> most of the time i'm kind of numb. i think about -- i think every mom out there can relate to the fact of how long it takes to create a baby, those nine months that you watch every ultrasound and every heartbeat.
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it takes nine months to create a human being and it takes seconds for an ar-15 to take that away from the surface of this earth. >> this website said she appeared way too compose and she was not crying and her eyes were not red and that's not how a grieving mother looks. it's among the most ridiculous things i have heard. i interviewed so many people in grief. i experienced grief myself. to say there is one way someone should grieve is beyond ignorant. unless you frequent the types of conspiracy websites, we would never mention them. james tracy here is as we said a tenured professor at a public university. taxpayers pay part of his salary. in newtown and beyond, his comments are triggering intense outrage. in a statement newtown, connecticut took aim at the university saying shame on you too, fau to have someone like this on your payroll.
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i can assure you that the events unfolded exactly as are being reported. the 26 innocent people including 20 children. >> we invited professor trace tow come on the program. he is a professor and talks in front of students. we would think he would be willing to defend his thesis. he declined our invitation. our reporter went to try to find him and he joins me now. you went looking for this guy and we like to offer people a platform and if they have an argument which is valid, we want to see if it holds up to scrutiny. you caught up with him. what did you learn? >> yeah and we absolutely tried again to get him to come on your program live this evening or at the very least to give me an interview on camera to explain his positions. professor tracy said he just was not willing to do it at this time. we went to his house this afternoon and he respectfully declined to come outside and
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meet with me or talk with me at all today. he did say during two telephone conversations i had with him today, during the first conversation he said he would provide me an e-mail response to some of the criticism that he has been under, the fire he has been under. he said in part in his e-mail response that his observations have been reduced to headlines and sound bytes, placing him in a severely negative light. he goes on to say he is confident he put forth questions befitting any decent and reflective citizen, journalist, or scholar. he concludes by saying i apologize for any additional anguish and grief my remarks and how they have been taken out of context and misrepresented may have caused the families who lost loved ones on december 14th. at the same time i believe the most profound memorial we can
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give the children and educators who lost their lives on that day is to identify and interrogate the specific causes of their tragic and untimely demise. anderson? >> i know you asked the president, what is he a professor of. media studies? >> yes and communications in the department of communications. that is correct. >> in the department of communications does not want to communicate to the media or address this in the media. you asked the president of the university about it. are they standing by him? >> right. we talked to mary jane saunders and they are clearly distancing themselves from professor tracy. >> we want to make it very clear that he was speaking as an individual. he was not speaking in his role as a professor at fau. the university has a very
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different statement about the shootings, the terrible tragedy that took place in newtown, connecticut. the university does not support this position and i personally am heartbroken about the additional stress to these families at this time. >> now, there is no word on what the university could or would do, anderson. he is a tenured professor as you mentioned. in fact the blog that he writes on is not in any way affiliated with the university. >> people are free to express themselves as they want, but if he is le jatimate, he should be able to defend his statements. in that statement he gave, it's sort of kind of a non-apology apology. the old i'm sorry if i offended anyone from how my statements were taken out of context. i'm not sure where it is. one is left to inquire whether
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the sandy hook shooting ever took place in the way the news media have described. he suggests there may have been trained actors working under the dictions of state and federal authorities and in coordination with cable and broadcast talent to provide tailor-made acting. i don't know how that would work. the news media would meet with government officials and then somehow hire crisis actors who i never heard of to then go into newtown, no one else noticing, and somehow pretend to be -- i don't know who? grieving parents or law enforcement personnel? it's stunning to me. >> it seeps stunning and outlandish. he said also in the note or e-mail he sent to me that the news media failed to thoroughly investigate every aspect of what happened in newtown.
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but clearly it seemed by his statement that at least she attempting to back away with what he wrote, the strong remarks he wrote in the blog. >> also to say the failure to investigate, you don't have access to the crime scene so in that way you cannot go in and measure things and take blood samples and things. you are in some ways relying on government officials and law enforcement. i talked to grieving family members who heard -- it's very obviously upsetting to a lot of people who are dealing with the aftermath of this on the one-month anniversary. we continue to extend the invitation to this professor because it's interesting to hear what he has to say. i appreciate your time tracking him down and trying to get him to talk. alex wald did the early
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reporting on this story which is where we heard this. also author of among the truthers, a journey through america's growing conspir sifts underground. >> it's hard to wrap my mind around the theories. it's not like you are coming from one person or group. there websites and all devoted to these absurd theories. >> there is a surprising universe out there. if you google emilie parker's name, the first result that comes up when i googled it was a experience website. one of the polished videos is produced by a 9/11 company that got a lot of attention. this ties it all together. i checked a few minutes ago and it has 200,000 views on you tube. alex jones went off against piers morgan the other night and his website has a community forum where there dozens of
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postings about these things. if you google sandy hook hoax, you can find all kinds of things. there is a strain within the movement. these paranoid people who think the government is coming to snatch their guns. >> off camera we talked to a number of families who didn't even want to come on camera because they are too upset to address this. the fact that emilie parker's family googles her name and the first thing that comes up is this sickening conspiracy theory based on her sister wearing the same dress that emilie had once worn, that is just adding insult to injury. why do we see conspiracy theorys pop up in the wake of tragedies like this? people can't wrap their mind around why this would happen or linked to the idea that these
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are people who believe the government is trying to take their guns and this is just a way that they are trying to take guns? >> conspiracy theories are explanations for evil. people hate random evil. they like the idea that evil is focused on people whether it's jews or muslims or free masons or they love the idea that there is a central address for the evil afflicting a country and causing terrorism and mass shootings and they are attracted to the idea because when they identified the evil, they believe they can fight it and expose it. >> the other thing i find idiotic is nothing remains secret for long. it's not as if the government can't keep things that are classified information secret. so many people leak stuff. the idea that somehow the news media is in coo ka that's with the government and there were
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secret meetings to get them there is just so ludicrous. did you notice a common strain when you were looking into the conspiracy theories regarding sandy hook? >> there is. at least the vast majority of them. different variations whether directly an obama administration plot or agents loosely tied with the liberal movement or george soros. the common thread is that the tragedy was a false flag operation to make the country give up their guns. in other words, this tragedy would happen and we would have a discussion about gun control as we are now. then they would lay the ground work for the government to take guns. possibly for some kind of future tyranical regime. >> the internet allowed all this stuff to kind of ignite in a way that it never has.
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there also conspiracy theories. this is a lo this allowed more people to find each other. >> the internet turbo charged the movement because the big challenge for conspiracy theorists used to be getting the word out. respectable journalists wouldn't touch their stories. they wouldn't bother, but publish it on their website and they create paranoid individual who is share the same distress. just to correct something, it is true that the majority of the theories revolve around gun control. they believe it is an israeli and iranian controlled. >> how do the israelis get involved in this? >> the idea is that it was an assad operation and they were secretly an agent. they identified evil and they
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think the jews are the evil doers and israel and they find a way to trace an evil act whether it's 9-11 or the financial crisis, they find a way to believe all the evil was caused by this group. >> you divide them into two camps. what's the difference? >> the fire brands are the young folk that sometimes 9/11 you will see these people marching on the so-called 9/11 truth movement. it's young people that you see on university campuses. cranks are older types. people in their 40s and 50s. often they are college professors and computer scientists and people with eye technical frame of mind that are drawn to these experiences. they are almost always men and mild-mannered individuals. for instance one of the leaders of the 9/11 movement, a california professor named david ray griffin, a professor guy who
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was a theologian and they are drawn to the movement and intelligent and love the idea that they are unraveling a puzzle that will get to the source of the world's evil. >> it's just unbelievable to me. i appreciate it and thank you very much. joining us is erica lafferty, the daughter of the sandy hook principal killed in the shooting. i assume you were watching our broadcast. what did you want to say? >> it's just kind of amusing to me honestly. i was looking for a video online last night actually. i found a ten-minute you tube video about an actress they said played my mom in the shootings and he was photo shopping an arm from a sunglass stand on her head and saying the crease from
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her hair match the actress's sun class crease. my mom had short hair. she hadn't had long hair in almost a year or more than a year at that point. their lack of information that they are putting into this to create the conspiracy theory is not accurate information that he is using to formulate it. -it's ridiculous. >> we wouldn't normally give them air time on the program and we are not naming the websites because i don't want to increase their traffic, but the fact that an associate professor from a university is saying or suggesting or throwing out the idea that crisis actors were somehow hired to i'm not sure to do what. when you hear that coming from an associate professor, what do you think? >> i think it's a disgrace to the community of educators worldwide that someone would be widdle the situation and the 26
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families and the sandy hook staff member who is had to live through that day. it's disgusting to me. >> do you think that the university should do something or do you think it's just people should know about it and move on? >> i briefly thought i think it was someone from the university saying that it didn't have any affiliation with them and hearing them speak out and saying they are not supporting it is good to hear, but having someone like that on staff, the university i work for wouldn't tolerate that. >> erica, i know how difficult anniversaries are and i'm sorry you have to hear about this stuff and deal with this and i appreciate you taking the time to call and i wish you the best. >> thank you very much and thank you for voicing the truth. >> thank you. appreciate it. >> erica lafferty, daughter of
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dawn hochsprung at sandy hook. do you think this guy is free speech or should the university do something? the associate professor would give him a fair hearing. we would like to have him on the program? is there a link between gun violence and violent video games? it's an old question that has been around. we will look at the research and talk to a profiler when we come back. ♪ [ male announcer ] how could a luminous protein in jellyfish, impact life expectancy in the u.s., real estate in hong kong, and the optics industry in germany? at t. rowe price, we understand the connections of a complex, global economy. it's just one reason over 75% of our mutual funds beat their 10-year lipper average. t. rowe price. invest with confidence. request a prospectus or summary prospectus with investment information, risks, fees and expenses
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. >> the notion that gun violence has more to do with video games than the real ones. the killer was obsessed with violent games and people were concerned that brutal shows are doing bad things to our kids. you can see why culture would be part of the conversation about preventing another sandy hook. pro or anti-gun, republican or democrat, a lot of people agree on that. >> vicious violent video games with napes like bullet storm, grand theft auto, mortal combat, and splatter house. >> the violence in the entertainment culture. >> what are about the violence in our video games? >> the depiction of these assault weapons again and again.
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>> the violence and realism you find in games and movies. >> the corrosive influence of a violent oriented world. >> you get the idea. keeping them honest, there is not a lot of good science. two headlines and reviews of all the available research tell the story. from iowa state university, isu study proves conclusively that violent video game play makes more aggressive kids. ar's technica, meta analysis uncovers no real link between violence and gaming. two headlines and two psychologists looking at many individual studies and arriving at opposite conclusions. then this. as video game sales have soared, violence by males ages 10 to 24 is plummeting according to centers for disease control. there is also the fact that many other countries with big sales and violent games have low rates ever violent youth crime.
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given all that is focusing on links and bad actors useful and if so, under what circumstances? we have the author of dangerous instincts and using tactics to avoid unsafe situations. you actually think there is a link between violent games and violence. how so? >> i do. for a small group of troubled adolescents or young men, in my experience with these cases and in my research as an fbi profiler, i found that there is not a cause and effect. they did not cause violence, but for the young people who are contemplating carrying out acts of violence or acting out towards others in a violent way. these videos and violent websites and violent movies can fuel what's already there and in doing that, it can help them desensitize to acting out
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violently and it erodes away at the sense of empathy and compassion and turns human beings into objects. it's for the small group of people already considering acting out violently. >> let me just push back on this to play devil's advocate. if there is a group of disturbed people that you are describing, isn't there something else that might push them over the edge as well? >> sure. i wouldn't suggest that these videos are pushing them over the edge. when we do a threat assessment on someone, we don't look at just whether or not they are looking at violent videos. violent behavior is complicated. we look at, for example, are they saturated in a world where all they do is consider violence? in the research they did in the late 90s and 2000 was, was there a constant preoccupation with violent themes in every aspect of their life?
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that was one of many variables that enabled us as threat assessors to say this threat they are posing elevates itself to a high level of threat. it's one of many and we don't think it causes it, but for that troubled group who is thinking about acting out, it can fuel it. >> it's not just video games, but somebody who is a disturbed individual might be drawn more to violent video games or movies or tv shows. >> yes, but it's difficult to at this point certainly say that if someone is obsessed with violent videos it's predictive. it's not predictive. we have to use it as one of many variables that we take into consideration when we are determining this person is that we are more concerned about because of all of these faxors. this person we are less concerned about because of all of these factors. the preoccupation is one of many things. >> interesting. i appreciate you being on.
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thank you very much. awkward choice of words, vice president biden said there is no silver bullet when it comes to gun violence. there plenty of steps you can take. the question is which work and which ones will congress agree on? the number of hard line nra supporters snld openness to regulating high capacity magazines but not military-style rifles. appreciate both of you being with us. ross, this focus on video games, does it feel like it might be more of a stand in for the bigger debate with people like criminal who is get their hands on deadly weapon and a culture that produces those criminals? >> in the case of joe biden and the task force, it's a situation where they are trying to give the impression that they're covering all the cultural bases. obviously the most polarizing debate we are having is about guns. i feel like there is almost a general consensus on the video
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game question where a lot of people agree with the profiler huh on and saying it's not surprising to see an association this particular cases between video games and violence, but that doesn't mean in the aggregate, the spread of violent video games are causing murder rates to go up. obviously they are not neither here or around the world. with va games too, it's similar to the debate in the 80s and 90s over pornography if linked to violence and rape. there may be something where those things it be pornography or video games end up serves as an outlet for people who are deprave and disturbed to act out fantasy rather than real life. it's a situation where as a society we almost need to be able to say well, violent video games and porn, these are bad even though they are not causing the crime rate to go up or the rate of sexual violence to go up.
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we are always looking for a more direct connection. >> do you see a link? >> i think he was right in the sense that it probably adds to the person who is already disturbed. i do think that the idea that it desensitizes us is an important point to make. another thing that's important to remember when we look at shootings and killings and even though murder rates have gone down, the number of shootings continues to rise. the reason that the murder rate goes down and the shootings go up, we are better able to respond to shootings. better 911 calls and better medicines and trauma centers and things like that. we need to take the focus off of who is getting kill and why that number keeps going down and look at how many people are getting shot and whether or not the shootings that are on the rise
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can be pinned to anything whether it be a proliferation of guns and a violent culture and whatever. >> do you think anything will change? do you think there has been a tipping point? >> i think there will be changes. what's important to remember is that to look at this not like the health care debate where you have a giant bill that covers most of the bases, but look at it as a first step that should be a step among many steps. whatever comes of this, whether you get the assault weapons ban or not, whatever you get is a push closer to something that is a solution to do absolutely nothing. >> do you city as more of a set up for the elections in 2014 and 2016? >> in part. the white house will try to hit a sweet spot with whatever policy proposals they come up with. they want something that is moderate enough and in certain ways minor enough that it has a chance of passing the senate and
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the house. also something that seems reasonable enough that in the fairly high likely scenario that is doesn't pass, they can take it to the public in 2014 and 2016 and say here's another example of republicans. what's on the table seems to be a combination of tougher background checks and the ban on high capacity magazines and so on. charles and i probably agree that both are unlikely to make a big difference in terms of gun violence. the background check legislation is in certain ways more promising than the ban on assault weapons and a lot of liberals are interested in. we had a ban on assault weapons that had no impact on the crime rate. background checks and waiting periods may not impact the murder rate, but have an impact on the suicide rate. charles mentioned the issue of shootings going up. some is accidental, but rises in suicide rates particularly since
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the great recession. if you just delay and make somebody wait a few days before they get a gun, if they are a hardened criminal, that won't make a difference, but if they are thinking about suicide, if you think of it as a public health issue. >> it's an interesting point. i read a lot of studies about suicide and even if you delay somebody a few minutes or seconds in some cases, that can be all the difference in whether or not somebody follows through. it is counter intuitive, but even a few minutes can make a difference. we have to leave it there. appreciate you being on. up next, the student accused of opening fire in a california high school. how a teacher stepped in to stop the attack. humans. even when we cross our t's and dot our i's, we still run into problems. namely, other humans. which is why at liberty mutual insurance, auto policies come with new car replacement and accident forgiveness if you qualify.
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welcome back. i don't want to shoot you. those might have been the last word that is the teacher ever heard because the teenager just shot a classmate and was pointing the gun at the teacher. he might have gone on to shoot others in taft high school in kern county, california. more of the remarkable story. >> what happened inside taft union high school began as a plan the day before. in the mind of a bullied 16-year-old boy. it was here at his home a few blocks from the school where the boy gathered a shotgun and walked into the science building midway through first period. >> we have video of him entering the school and trying to conceal the shotgun and the video shows he is nervous. >> the boy walked to the front of his classroom and opened fire, striking a 16-year-old classmate at near point blank
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range. they tried to hide in closets and run out and another shot. this one missed the target, another 16-year-old boy. morgan was in the classroom and told us the gunman called out a name. >> after he asked for the student three times, the student apologized. >> he apologized for what? >> bullying in his freshman year. >> then the teacher stepped in between the 12 gauge shotgun and the students. the well-liked teacher spoke to the boy like his friend. the boy told him i don't want to shoot you. the school's counsellor helped distract the gunman while the rest of the 28 students escaped. >> the teacher and this counsellor stood there face-to-face not knowing whether he is going to turn that shotgun on them and the conversation and whatever they said compelled him to put the firearm down.
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>> heeber who was a graduate was hit in the head by a pellet, something he didn't notice until it was over. he always thinks of others first said his father who he now calls his hero. >> there was no pain or anything like this. no. he's just fine. physically he is superer. mentally he is dealing with the dee. it was the worst day of his which you can imagine. >> here spoke with me and declined to appear on camera. he said at the end of the day he is just a teacher and doesn't know how to deal with this. even though his father uses the term hero, he didn't stand the word. >> amazing story. new information on the flu epidemic that will have you reaching for the tylenol. a sneeze like you have never seen it before. you want to see this. are you fl? yes. is this the thing you gave my husband? well, yeah, yes. the "name your price" tool.
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. >> welcome back. in case you are wondering whether or not to get a flu shot. california, hawaii, mississippi. those are the only threw states in the country where the flu is not widespread. the only three states relatively untouched by the flu. with that in mind, we will show you one way that it spreads. take a look. randi kay looks at the anal me of the sneeze. >> riding the subway makes new yorkers think twice. so many commuters wondering can i get it. we asked this doctor to ride the rails and help us understand the power of a cough or a sneeze. all it takes is one good achoo to send over 40,000 droplets in your direction at 100,000 miles an hour that can make dozens of commuters in a few feet very sick. if a concern used his hand to cover his sneeze, look out.
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>> if someone sneezed and grabbed this pole, they will leave germs behind. if i hold on to it, i pick up the germs and say i come over here to sit down and touch the seat, i will leave it behind for the next commuter and it spreads from there. a specialist in respiratory illnesses said germs are so hearty, they can survive overnight. >> they're can stay alive 24 hours. if someone tomorrow morning touches it and touches their face and introduces it to their bodies they got it. >> hundreds or thousands of people end up sick. >> i carry my hand sanitizer in my purse. >> some touch their face and rub their eyes and eat before ever washing their hands. >> when are you touch your face, you are smearing the germ on to your face and any opening, your
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. a bizarre story out of chicago mr. a man who won $1 million and a month later he was dead, poisoned. his death was ruled natural causes originally, but prompting from a relative made authorities take another look. testing showed cyanide in his system. no one has been named as a suspect, but a judge ruled his body will be exhumed for more testing. they have been investigating the case and i spoke to him earlier. the request came in to exhume the body and the judge ruled yes immediately, right? >> yeah because there were no objections. family members were in the courtroom and the victim's older brother and sister were there. nobody objected. as a result of that, it seemed like it was a clear path for law enforcement to take and the judge approved. i know from having conversations with the widow, she goes along with that. she wants the body exhumed
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because she wants the truth to come out. >> they're ran the tests on blood and tissue and that's how they determined it was a homicide. what more do they hope to find out? how the poison got into his? >> when he died originally, this was ruled as natural causes and he was buried. as a result now that they know it was a homicide, you do a different autopsy and a much more thorough investigation of the body. they never did that. they have the order from the judge and they will dig up the body and now i presume start looking at the contents of the stomach or other organs or try to determine what kind of cyanide was used and how it was delivered. >> obviously it's partially determined by the state they find the body in. >> that is the big question.
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what kind of state is the in? if he is degraded a lot, they are degraded. and you won't know until you look. that's what they are going to do. >> have police named anyone a suspect? a lot of questions about the wife have been voiced publicly by observers. have the police said to ghab they are a suspect? >> the police have been extremely tight lipped and won't tell you anything about the investigation other than it is a murder investigation at this point. clearly the widow feels that she is at the top of everybody's list when it comes to a suspect. that only adds to her anguish with the loss of her husband. she knows that everybody is whispering and pointing fingers because she was the that prepared the meal that was served that night. there varying accounts as to
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whether he ate it or not. her attorney said she continues to cooperate and there was a search warrant carried out on her home and a number of things were taken. we don't know what. >> do you know anything about how long this poison takes to act or if this is something that could have been delivered overtime or was this a-dose thing? we don't know. >> the people said with the amount they believe he ingested he would have felt the effects probably in minutes and death could have occurred maybe within the hour. it's a pretty fast-acting poison and one of the reasons why it's popular through the ages. it does what you want it to do if your intent is to kill somebody. >> appreciate it, thanks. coming up, the ridiculous is next. we'll be right back. and the guy hands me a locknut wrench. no way! i'm like, what is this, a drainpipe slipknot? wherever your business takes you, nobody keeps you on the road
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. the story of a news anchor for rte news who asked himself a simple question. i have time to touch up my make up before we are live on the air? the answer sidely was no. >> what? speaking from one trained broadcast professional to another? one must be always in control and rule number one of live television is that you always have to be aware of whether is on the air or not. i know i always excelled and have never slipped up. >> here at this point in the show we are doing much different -- much more different -- what?
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hey, sorry. didn't realize we were on the air. see? what? that's the universal response. it totally happened to me as well. that's part of the magic knowing that anything can happen at any time. right at this moment -- i'm g d good. i could have coughing or the power could go out or i could get tongue-tied. that brings us back to our favorite anchor. >> 40 years since the launch of apollo 17. hmong those remembering the flight, its commander. the commander who said he thought his voyage -- i beg your pardon. i will try that again. can we go back to the start of that. >> yeah. i like the way he handled it. ask the teleprompter to take it from the top. we talke